Computer Systems Technician - Software Support - 548 - 558

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
From web apps to systems analysis and database design, learn to troubleshoot and develop software applications.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • An excellent introduction to software development and supporting software applications, this program covers key topics including a variety of programming languages, web application development, systems analysis, database design, quality assurance testing, technical writing, and communication skills.

New!

Online Learning Option for Computer Systems Technician - Software Support 548!

This program will now be available through online delivery starting in Fall 2021. All components of this course will be delivered online, allowing increased flexibility and accommodating different schedules and learning styles.

Select Distance Education when applying for online learning.

 

What you'll learn

  • Gain experience and knowledge with a broad range of experience in software application development, database management systems and development tools.
  • Explore:
    • Web languages including HTML, JavaScript (Ajax, JSON), PHP and ASP.NET
    • Programming languages including Python, Java and C#
    • Database architecture using MySQL
    • Tools and frameworks including IntelliJ, Visual Studio and MVC
    • Project planning
    • Technical writing and presentations 
    • Systems/business analysis

Before you begin first semester in the Computer Science and Information Technology department you can visit our New CSAIT Students page to learn about software you can install and tutorials to help you hit the ground running.

Program Length

2 academic years (4 academics semesters), plus optional co-op

Explore our many videos, online resources and program options within the Open House Plus website.


We’re here for you to support applications and admissions by providing online and virtual service.

 

Applied and have questions?
The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.

 

Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.


Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.

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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $753.47 $698.20
Co-op Fees $326.40 $366.20
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$2,107.51 $2,052.24
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$2,433.91 $2,418.44
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $4,159.75
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $4,852.35

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,879.00 $7,935.00
Co-op Fees $326.40 $366.20
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Per Semester
without Co-op
$8,329.00 $8,310.00
Total International Per Semester
with Co-op
$8,655.40 $8,676.20
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $16,639.00
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $17,331.60

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
  • A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • With over 1100 computers in computer labs, there is no need to bring your own device.
  • Using the same tools and technologies that are used in industry today to prepare you for a dynamic career in technology.
  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms. (Program 558)
  • Participate in applied research and projects with industry partners to develop real-world software solutions

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

Co-op Content

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Semester 4    

Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

January to April May to August September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 4

Learn more about Computer Systems Technician - Software Support 


Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual experiences and exposures)

  • Database - SQL
  • Web technologies - HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Software Development/Programming - Python, Java, PHP, C#
  • Operating Systems - Windows, Unix
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Help Desk Support
  • User Training

    Career Opportunities

    • Software Quality Assurance Tester
    • Junior Software Application Developer
    • Business Systems Support
    • Database Support
    • Technical Writer
    • Help Desk Support
    Co-op Rate  
    Range: $14.25 - $24.00 Average: $16.00

     

    For further information, please contact:

    Natasha Turgeon
    Phone: 905-575-2241
    Email: natasha.turgeon [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Natasha Turgeon)

    Opportunities

    Opportunities

     

    Mohawk Pathways 

    Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, and Ontario College Certificate programs are eligible to enroll into the Computer Systems Technician - Software Support program:

    Graduates from the Computer Systems Technician - Software Support program are eligible to enroll into the following Degree, and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs: 

     

    • Earn a degree:
      • Davenport University - BS Technology Project Management
    • Visit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
    • See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

    View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

    Your future career options

    • Business Systems Support Specialist
    • Programmer/Web Developer
    • Database Support Specialist
    • Technical Writer
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • User Training Specialist

    Where you could work includes

    • Technical and Information Services
    • Professional Business and Financial Services
    • Health Care Services
    • Manufacturing Services
    • Government and Education Services

    Course Overview & Descriptions

    Click on the course title for a course description.

    Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

    In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

    Additional Information

    Students are required to purchase a 1TB USB-powered Hard Drive

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    Phone: 1-905-575-2254
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    For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
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    *Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

    Accessible Learning Services

    Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

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    Student Success Advisors

    • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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